Advisory Council

David L. Bell, MD, MPHDavid Bell, MD, MPH, co-chair
Dr. Bell is an adolescent medicine physician and works primarily with ages 12-24. Dr. Bell is the medical director of the Young Men's Clinic and the School-Based Clinic Program. The Young Men's Clinic is a unique adjunct to the Center's Family Planning Clinic. The school-based clinic program consists of 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools in upper Manhattan. Both are direct service components of the Center for Community Health and Education within the Mailman School of Public Health. He provides direct patient care for adolescent and young adult males and females within the Young Men's Clinic and the Family Planning Clinic. He supervises mid-level practitioners at the school sites, as well as residents and students in the Young Men's Clinic. Dr. Bell is currently on the board of directors for the Guttmacher Institute. He has consulted for the federal Office of Family Planning, and assisted with trainings on male health with Federal OFP Regions I, II, IV and VI, as well as with Engender Health (formerly AVSC). He has appeared on MTV, BET, and CBS, promoting male health issues. Dr. Bell completed a three-year adolescent medicine specialty fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.

Alan L. BermanAlan L. Berman, Ph.D., ABPP
Lanny Berman has served as Executive Director of American Association of Suicidology since 1995. Prior to that, he was Director of the National Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the Washington School of Psychiatry (1991-1995) and a tenured full-professor of Psychology at American University (1969-1991). He currently (2009-2011) serves as President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Lanny has published 7 books, the latest being the 2nd edition of Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention, and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in Suicidology and suicide prevention. He is the recipient of both AAS’s Shneidman and Dublin Awards for outstanding research contributions to Suicidology and to suicide prevention and a past-president (1984-1985) of AAS. Board certified as an ABPP diplomate in clinical psychology, he is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Academy of Suicide Research. He holds a BA degree from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.  

Jermane BondJermane Bond, PhD
Dr. Bond is currently a Research Associate in the Health Policy Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.  His research interests include paternal involvement in pregnancy outcomes, men’s preconception health and care, preterm birth, infant mortality, and men’s reproductive health.  With funding from the Office of Minority Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Bond recently formed and currently directs the Commission on Paternal Involvement in Pregnancy Outcomes, (a transdisciplinary working group of social scientist and public health professionals) to raise awareness for the importance of paternal involvement in pregnancy and family health by reframing debates, informing research, policy and practice to support greater involvement of expectant fathers in pregnancy.  Dr. Bond is also Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Family Health and Birth Center in the District of Columbia, a member of the American College of Epidemiology and has been recently appointed to serve on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health.

Maggie BlackburnMaggie Blackburn, MD
Maggie Blackburn is a family physician and has been the Director of Rural Health at Florida State University College of Medicine, in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. She currently oversees the development of programs in the area of rural medical education, service and research. Dr. Blackburn is the medical director for four School-Based Health Centers in Gadsden County, Florida as well as an interdisciplinary nurse-managed outreach clinic in Havana, Florida.

Dr. Blackburn is the president of the Florida Coalition for School-Based Health Care, a member of the Florida Kidcare Advisory Committee, a board member for the Florida Rural Health Association and spent four years as a member of the National Advisory Committee for Rural Health and Human Services. Dr. Blackburn is currently a member of the executive committee for the Rural Medical Educators group of the National Rural Health Association. She was part of a Rural Strategies Expert Panel for the CDC in the fall of 2012 and is on the Expert Work Group for the South Carolina Rural Health Research Group. 

Prior to taking the position at Florida State University College of Medicine, Dr. Blackburn was in private practice in rural, Stamford, New York, and worked as the medical director for the Chemical Dependency Clinic of Otsego County Dr. Blackburn is a former president of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians, and was appointed by the governor to the New York State Minority Health Council and the New York State Rural Health Council. Dr. Blackburn served as the New York State delegate to the American Academy of Family Physicians and spent several years working on the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Commission on Public Health. 

Dr. Blackburn has been committed to medical education for many years, both as a preceptor for medical students, residents and as a CME presenter at the American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly. As an early adopter of electronic medical records, Dr. Blackburn spent eight years lecturing about the merits of electronic medical records. She has also been committed to children’s health care through her work with School-Based Health Care and as a member of the Action for Healthy Kids advisory committee. Her passion focuses on high-quality health care for rural populations and underserved minority populations. She is a firm believer that community-based primary care is the best way to reduce health care costs and improve outcomes. 

David BrelandDavid Breland, MD, MPH
Dr. Breland is from southern California and attended the University of California, San Diego for undergraduate, majoring in Biology.  During his undergraduate education, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health and received his Master of Public Health.  He went on to receive his MD from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Breland did his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital and Research Center, Oakland (CHRCO), California. After completing his National Health Service Corps obligation in Albany, Georgia, he returned to California and worked as an attending at CHRCO, mainly working in the teen clinic. After 6 years of working as a general pediatrician, he then decided to enter into a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Breland joined the faculty at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the 2009 in the Division of Adolescent Medicine and has been the author of book chapters and research articles in male adolescent reproductive health. He has served on the admissions committee for the UW School of Medicine and on the diversity committee. He is also actively involved with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc and has been the Co-chair of Project Alpha. Project Alpha is a nationally recognized program in conjunction with the March of Dimes to teach young men about relationships and STDs.  Dr. Breland’s research interests include adolescent male health, depression, transgender youth and disenfranchised youth.

Lois T. FlahertyLois T. Flaherty, M.D
Dr. Flaherty is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with a special interest in adolescents. She co-chairs of Committee on Adolescent Psychiatry for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has held numerous positions within AACAP and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of that organization as well as of the American Psychiatric Association. She resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is on the teaching faculty at Cambridge Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard University.

Dr. Flaherty is a Past-President of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. She is the author of numerous publications, and is Editor in Chief of Adolescent Psychiatry, the journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also well known nationally for her work as an educator and with issues related to mental health service delivery and quality of care. She is the mother of three boys, now adults.

Dr. Flaherty attended Duke University School of Medicine and completed residencies in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins Hospitals. From 1977 until 1992, she was on the full time faculty in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and was involved in teaching, patient care administration in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and direct patient care. She served as Director of Child and Adolescent Services at the Walter P. Carter Community Mental Health and Retardation Center, and as Head of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She was involved in the early development of the school based mental health programs that are linked to the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and is currently associated with the Center for School Mental Health Assistance at that institution as Chair of the Advisory Board. She has also held a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania.

David GreenbergDavid Greenberg, MD
Dr. Greenberg is President of the Canadian Society for the Study of the Aging Male (CSSAM), and a board member of Movember, the Canadian Men's Health Network andThe Canadian Men's Health Initiative. He is also a lecturer at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Greenberg is currently a lecturer in the department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and is on staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Dr. Greenberg was the Chief of Family and Community Medicine, and Chief of Emergency Medicine at Doctors Hospital, a community hospital which had taken a leadership role in the industry wide transition to a focus on Ambulatory care. Over the past several years, Dr. Greenberg has developed a special interest in health issues relating to the “aging male”. He is the editor of the soon to be published Canadian Men's Health Guidelines for Family Physicians. Dr. Greenberg is recognized as a skilled communicator, able to effectively convey highly complex issues and concepts in a straightforward and entertaining manner. He has become a highly sought after speaker, delivering addresses on a broad range of topics across North America and Europe. He is currently the resident GP on CityLine.

Wayne HartrickWayne Hartrick
For over 25 years, Wayne Hartrick has been a successful communications and public relations consultant and entrepreneur. As founder and past president of Reputations Corporation, he provided strategic counsel to a wide range of businesses and clients in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Wayne has been an active participant in provincial and civic politics, and was instrumental in providing strategic communications and public relations leadership for a number of successful political campaigns.

He served on the board of the Port of Vancouver as chair of the communications committee, and is a past member of the Vancouver City Planning Commission.

Wayne holds an APR in public relations and is an accreditation examiner for the Public Relations Society of Canada. He is currently a board member of the Global Civic Policy Society and the ARC Society.

He became President of the Men’s Health Initiative in 2011. His mandate includes the evolution of the MHI national initiative and the reshaping of the messaging from education to motivation. Currently he is leading a team of communications and market researchers working to find the most effective ways to message and motivate men about health.

Wayne leads an active lifestyle and spends his leisure time enjoying fitness, hiking, boating and snowboarding,

Joel HeidelbaughJoel Heidelbaugh, MD, FAAFP, FACG
Dr. Heidelbaugh, graduated from the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York in 1996 and completed his family medicine residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, in 1999. Dr Heidelbaugh is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Urology at the University of Michigan Medical School and has served on the faculty since graduating from his residency in 1999.  He is the medical student clerkship director in the Department of Family Medicine and is active in pre-doctoral education at the University of Michigan Medical School.  Dr. Heidelbaugh's clinical interests include preventive men’s health and primary care urology, treatment of upper gastrointestinal disorders, and medical student education.  He is on the Scientific Council for the Foundation for Men’s Health, and is the editor for Academic Men’s Health in the Journal of Men’s Health.  He is the creator, co-writer, and editor of the only evidence-based textbook on men’s health, Clinical Men’s Health: Evidence in Practice (Elsevier, 2008).

Michael KimmellMichael Kimmell, PhD
Michael Kimmel is University Distinguished Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stony Brook. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books on men and masculinities, including GUYLAND: THE PERILOUS WORLD WHERE BOYS BECOME MEN, and MANHOOD IN AMERICA; A CULTURAL HISTORY. Among the founders of the academic subfield of Masculinity Studies, he is the co-editor of the ENCYCLOPDEDIA OF MEN AND MASCULINITIES, and the HANDBOOK ON STUDIES OF MEN AND MASCULINITIES. He is the founder and Editor of MEN AND MASCULINITIES, the field's scholarly journal. Dr. Kimmel has lectured at more than 350 colleges and universities, and consults regularly with corporations and governments about engaging men in campaigns promoting gender equality.



Andrew LevackAndrew Levack, MPH
Andrew is a leading expert on prevention efforts that address gender inequality. Andrew is the former director of EngenderHealth’s global Men As Partners® (MAP) Program and currently serves as currently serves as the director of EngenderHealth Projects within the United States. Andrew has worked in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He developed the first Men As Partners® intervention in South Africa in 1998, which was later selected as a winner of the United Nations Red Ribbon Award. Andrew is a founding member of MenEngage—a global alliance of more than 300 organizations that seeks to engage boys and men to achieve gender equality. He sits on the United Nations Secretary General’s Network of Men Leaders and holds a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health.


Andrew LevackStephanie McGencey, PHD

Dr. Stephanie McGencey is a results-driven manager and staunch advocate for children, youth, families, and communities. She has over 24 years of progressive experience in public health (health education), community and organizational development, and program management. Her work with youth, women, community coalitions, and underserved populations on issues such as HIV/AIDS prevention, mental health, early childhood, youth development and substance abuse prevention has enabled her to develop a unique understanding of the types of supports needed to meet the needs of vulnerable children, youth, and families. She has worked with local health departments, community-based organizations, local and state governments, philanthropic organizations, nonprofits and the private sector, yielding a unique perspective on how to build cross-sector collaborations that best leverage limited resources. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from San Francisco State University, a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior/Health Education from the University of Michigan, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services from Walden University.

Margaret McManusMargaret McManus 
Margaret McManus is president of The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health. She has written numerous reports and articles concerning health care delivery and financing issues for youth and their families. She has co-directed several national projects on health insurance coverage of adolescents and children with special needs. Ms. McManus was a consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics on a broad range of financing policy statements for 20 years. She has considerable expertise in state policies and practice changes to promote transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special needs. Ms. McManus received a Watson Fellowship and has a Masters in Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. 


Richard Pelman, MDRichard Pelman, MD
Dr. Pelman attended the University of Washington for both his baccalaureate degrees in Zoology and Anthropology. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1979 from the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. Since completing his Urology training, he has successfully maintained a thriving private practice in Bellevue Washington as well as engaging in multiple academic pursuits.  He has published several articles and lectured extensively on various aspects of Urology, particularly OAB and on Men’s Health.  He served as the AUA Representative as a member of the Technical Expert Panel, Evidence Based Practice Centers Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for Guidelines development for Overactive Bladder 2008-2009. He developed the Men’s Health program for the Washington State Urology Society and is the chair of that committee.  In 2009 he proposed to the American Urological Association Board of Directors the concept of an AUA Committee on Male Health. He served as Chairman of the AUA Ad Hoc Committee on Male Health until 2010, as well as having served as Course Director and Faculty for the inaugural AUA instructional course on Male Health. He is a past President of The Washington State Urology Society, and is President of the Northwest Urological Society. He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Urologists and serves on the Board of Directors of that organization as the Western District Representative.

William PollackWilliam Pollack, PhD
William S. Pollack, Ph.D. is the Director of the Centers for Men and Young Men and the Director of Continuing Education (Psychology) at McLean Hospital; and is Assistant Clinical Professor (Psychology) in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Past President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, a member the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology (ABPP, Board Certified), and a Founding Member and Fellow of The Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, a division of the American Psychological Association. An internationally recognized authority on boys and men, Dr. Pollack is Founder & Director of the REAL BOYS® Educational Programs. He has served on the U.S. Presidential initiative, The National Campaign Against Youth Violence and is a consultant to The United States Secret Service, including its collaborative Safe Schools Initiative with the U.S. Department of Education.

Jason Rafferty, MD, MPHJason Rafferty, MD, MPH
Dr. Rafferty is a Triple Board resident at Brown University, which is an interdisciplinary program leading to board eligibility in pediatrics, general psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry.  He was a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar who received his M.D., M.P.H. in Maternal and Child Health, and Ed.M. in Child Development and Psychology from Harvard University. At graduation, he was recognized with the Intellectual Achievement/Faculty Tribute Award for dedication to scholarship that enhances academic life and positively impacts fellow students. He was a Charles A. Dana Scholar who graduated magna cum laude with honors in neuroscience and a concentration in philosophy from Bates College in 2005, and spent a year teaching in a public junior high school before starting graduate work at Harvard. In medical school, he has served in faculty positions as a clinical preceptor and Gross Anatomy tutorial and lab instructor where he was recognized by his students with an “Excellence in Tutoring” award. Pursuing interests in medical ethics, Jason served as vice-chair for the American Medical Association’s Student Bioethics and & Humanities Committee and is currently a member of the Ethics Committee at Rhode Island Hospital.  Jason’s interest in health policy has led him to China and Japan to study international health systems, and to numerous leadership courses at the Harvard Kennedy School. During his tenure at Harvard, he was elected to two terms as the Vice-President of Student Advocacy on the Harvard Graduate Council, the University-wide graduate student government. His aspirations are to care for at-risk adolescents and, for the past four years, he has collaborated with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in the design and implementation of a peer leadership intervention to increase adolescent male health literacy and utilization of school-based primary care services.

Victor SchwartzVictor Schwartz, MD
Dr. Schwartz i s the Medical Director at The Jed Foundation , which focuses on suicide prevention among college aged youth, and he is Associate Clinical Professor at NYU Medical School, He has over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist working in college mental health. He was medical director of NYU's Counseling Service, established a counseling center at Yeshiva University and was most recently University Dean of Students there. He was an original member of the American Psychiatric Association's Presidential Task Force on College Mental Health and co-chair of the APA working group on legal issues in college mental health.


Hong ShenHong Shen, MD
Dr, Shen is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis. As a community based academic child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Shen provides mental health services mostly serving Medi-Cal population. He is actively involved in child and adolescent resident training, general psychiatry resident training, and medical student education amongst other academic commitments.  As a formal minority fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Child and Adolescents Psychiatry (AACAP) Pilot Research Award, he is a current fellow of APA and a devoted general member of AACAP. He co-chairs the Committee on Adolescent Psychiatry of AACAP with Dr. Flaherty who has been one of his mentors for many years. He has published several peer reviewed articles and also published two books on the topics of child and adolescent psychiatry; one of them is currently under revision.  

Dr. Shen graduated from one of the most prestigious medical schools in China. He initially came to the US as a post-doctoral research fellow, and then worked as a research scientist at Columbia University before he completed residency training in general psychiatry and specialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry at University of Utah. He joined the faculty at UC Davis in 2003. He also has special interests in cross-cultural psychiatry. He provides services to patients with a variety of ethnic backgrounds. 

Judith Siegel, MSW, LICSWJudith Siegel, MSW, LICSW
Judith Siegel is a licensed clinical social worker at the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston. She is the Director of Mental Health Services within the division and the Director of Social Work Training for the Boston LEAH (Leadership Education in Adolescent Health) grant. She is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She has had a longstanding interest in provider/patient communication with young men and has recently produced a training module, Effective Clinical Interviewing for Adolescent Boys and Young Men, available on Pedicases. She coordinates a health website for adolescent boys, and chairs the Young Men’s Health Initiative in Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Over the years, she has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including residential and inpatient programs, community clinics, college counseling centers and private practice.

Paul TurekPaul Turek, MD, FACS, FRSM
Dr.Turek is an internationally known thought leader in men’s reproductive and sexual health care and research. A fellowship trained, board-certified physician by the American Board of Urology (ABU), he has received numerous honors and awards for his work and is an active member in professional associations worldwide. He graduated from Yale College summa cum laude. He attended medical school at Stanford University. He completed his residency in urology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After completing a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and microsurgery at Baylor College of Medicine he was recruited to the faculty of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), where he was awarded membership in the prestigious Academy of Medical Educators and became a full professor, with an Endowed Chair in Urology. Today he is the director of The Turek Clinics in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The clinics specialize in men’s health issues.

Federal Liaisons

Child and Adolescent Health Bureau, HRSA
Trina Anglin, MD

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Karen Ho Chaves, MHS

Office of Family Planning, Office of Population Affairs,DHHS
David M. Johnson, MPH

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Child, Adolescent & Family Branch, Center for Mental Health Services
Eric Lulow
Kaitlyn Harrington

Office of Adolescent Health
Wilma Robinson, PhD, MPH

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Reproductive Health
Lee Warner, PhD

Ex Officio

Arthur Elster, MD, MJArthur  Elster, MD, MJ 
Dr. Elster received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his medical education from the University of Texas Medical Branch. After completing an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of New Mexico, he served in the military at Madigan Army Medical Center where he received a Medal of Commendation for his work in adolescent medicine. Dr Elster completed an adolescent medicine fellowship program at the University of Rochester, and then served for 9 years on the faculty at the University of Utah where he started an innovative comprehensive program for pregnant teens, parenting teens and their infants, and young fathers. Dr Elster spent 1 year as a visiting researcher at the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development before going to the American Medical Association. During his 20 years at the AMA Dr Elster authored many scientific reports and developed training programs for physicians in areas of adolescent health, racial disparities, school violence, obesity, and family and domestic violence. Dr Elster recently completed a Master of Jurisprudence program at Loyola School of Law, with a focus on child and family law. He is past president of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. He currently holds faculty appointments at Northwestern University School of Medicine where he teaches in the MPH program, and the Loyola Chicago School of Law, where he teaches in the Masters of Jurisprudence program. Dr Elster has authored many scientific papers and book chapters, has served on national advisory panels, and has been a visiting professor at various locations both nationally and internationally.

Arik V. Marcell, MD, MPHArik V. Marcell, MD, MPH 
Dr. Marcell is a nationally recognized expert in the field of gender medicine, especially preventive health and medical services for adolescent men and young adults. Since 2006, he has served as the Clinical Director of Teen services at the Harriet Lane Clinic, was the Medical Director of the Teen Clinic at the University of Maryland, and has extensive experience directing Title X services funded through the Baltimore City Health Department’s Bureau of Adolescent and Reproductive Health. Dr. Marcell’s research has focused on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and access to care from both the patient and provider perspectives. He recently completed a 5-year collaborative evaluation study with the Baltimore City Health Department’s Bureau of Adolescent and Reproductive Health on engaging young men in reproductive health care funded by DHHS, Office of Family Planning and was co-author and primary faculty member of the Leadership and Education in Adolescent Health training program. He has also been funded through the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development career development K23 mechanism to study teen males’ barriers and access to reproductive health care, is a faculty advisor for the Adolescent Health Working Group’s Sexual Health Module Committee and the Physicians for Responsible Choice and Health’s Adolescent Reproductive Health Education Project. He has extensive experience training health professionals on topics such as STIs, adolescent health, and male health and reproductive health for Region III Title X, the Male Advocacy Network, Planned Parenthood, Physicians for Responsible Choice & Health, Adolescent Reproductive Health Education Project, and the Society for Adolescent Medicine.

Judith Siegel, MSW, LICSW

Niobe Way, Ed.D.
Niobe Way is Professor of Applied Psychology in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. She is also the co-Director of the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education at NYU and the past President for the Society for Research on Adolescence.She received her doctorate from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology and was an NIMH postdoctoral fellow in the psychology department at Yale University. Way's research focuses on the intersections of culture, context, and human development, with a particular focus on the social and emotional development of adolescents. She is interested in how schools, families, and peers as well as larger political and economic contexts influence developmental trajectories. Her work also focuses on social identities, including gender and racial/ethnic identities, and the effects of gender and racial/ethnic stereotypes on adjustment and on friendships. Way is a nationally recognized leader in the field of adolescent development and in the use of mixed methods; she has been studying the social and emotional development of girls and boys for over two decades.

Way is the author of numerous books and journal articles. Her sole authored books include: Everyday Courage: The Lives and Stories of Urban Teenagers (NYU Press, 1998); and Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection (Harvard University Press, 2011). Her co-edited or co-authored books include: Urban Girls: Resisting Stereotypes, Creating Identities (NYU press, 1996); Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood (NYU Press, 2004). and Growing up Fast: Transitions to Adulthood among Inner City Adolescent Mothers(Erlbaum Press, 2001). The latter co-authored book (with Bonnie Leadbeater) received the Best Book Award from the Society of Research on Adolescence (2002). Her current research projects focus on the influence of families, peers, and schools on the trajectories of social and emotional development among adolescents in New York City and in Nanjing, China. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, The National Science Foundation, The William T. Grant Foundation, The Spencer Foundation, and by numerous other smaller foundations.